summerleazeWork is being undertaken across the south west by South West Water to in preparation for the EU revised bathing water directive that comes into force in 2015. To ensure that the Southwest’s bathing waters reach the new ‘sufficient’ standard improvement are being made to several of the regions sewage treatment works. This year South West Water has invested over £2 million in seven major engineering projects designed to increase storm water storage capacity as well as installing UV disinfection units and Monitoring devices on sewer overflows at Seaton (Cornwall). Schemes are in place at Lyme Regis, Teignmouth, Torbay, Mothecombe, Seaton (Cornwall), Looe and Coombe Martin. All schemes are on track for completion by march 2015. For more info visit

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